Those look nice!
Id prefer a thinner topline, but I do like them better than the TS2. The PTM are still my favorite forged model from GW, but they are NOT filled with magic poon foam!
True Forged using a 5 step forging process, which is unique, unlike the PTM and MMB-17 which are form forged. Even the similarly designed TaylorMade P790 has a cast body with only a forged face.
No doubt they are quality heads.......and tempting. I might build up a demo 8 iron, but I need to find a senior flex graphite shaft (that won't cost $50) that I like as much as the AltaCB in my G400 irons.
Sounds like a plan. You may be able to pick up a set of Alta CB's over time cheap enough.
Both the TS1 and TS2 look good to me....well technologically speaking as Maltby irons are never very pretty. I've always like their irons and may build a set of those this coming winter.